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Sam Deffenbaugh wrote “Virginia” in 7th grade after moving from his childhood home to Chicago. Although this song is literally about moving away from Virginia, it is meant to invoke the feeling of absence and longing that comes with any move. Moving makes the old home into an idyllic place that is unobtainable. The danger is that one might not see moving as a chance for reinvention and growth and instead focus on the lost friendships and tarnished memories. 
Take me far away from here
Where spent candles have no hold
And we gaze into sticker starlight
Reminded of weeks grown old

I can hear it ringing out
Under Virginia skies
No bridges left to burn
Or heroes to watch die

The girls walk like reflections
Always mirroring your steps
But out of time to the music
Until only a reflection's left


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